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Applebee's Quesadilla Burger
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Applebee's Quesadilla Burger

This Applebee's Quesadilla Burger is the perfect restaurant copycat made lighter at home, right down to the Mexi-ranch sauce!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applebee's copycat, mexi-ranch sauce, pico de gallo, quesadilla burger
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup store bought pico de gallo
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce

Mexi-ranch sauce

  • 2 tbsp ranch dressing
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning


  • Mix ground beef with salt & pepper then form into 2 large round patties. Add to a skillet over med-high heat and cook for 3 minutes per side. Meanwhile, mix ingredients for Mexi-ranch sauce together in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Remove burgers from heat. Add 1/2 cup cheese to one tortilla, then layer on pico de gallo. Place burger on top, then add another 1/2 cup cheese and finish with another tortilla. Repeat process one more time to form a second quesadilla.
  • Fry one quesadilla at a time in a large frying pan covered with a lid over med-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side, flipping very carefully. Once cheese is melted, remove from heat.
  • Lift the burger off of each bottom quesadilla to drizzle in Mexi-ranch sauce and add a layer of lettuce. Cut each quesadilla in half, then serve and enjoy!



Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 4mg